SENIORS' RESOURCE GUIDE



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The St. Louis Times has been publishing with purpose since 1994. Our full-color Seniors’ Resource Guide is published in both hard copy and online editions and include a significant list of Business Listings of area resources for older adults that cover 12 counties in the Missouri / Illinois metro area. Published annually each December, it’s used extensively by older adults, families, caregivers and professionals. The publication is commonly referred to as our area’s “Industry Bible” when it comes to providing comprehensive and current resources for our aging population.

For more information about the publication click SENIORS' RESOURCE GUIDE. Complimentary copies of the St. Louis Times Seniors’ Resource Guide are distributed to aging-focused for-profit and non-profit organizations. Copies are also available free of charge and can be picked up at any of the three Area Agency of Aging offices listed below throughout the year while supplies last. If you would prefer to have your copy mailed to you please click ORDER A COPY. For bulk orders call 636-225-2442.

                St. Louis Area Agency on Aging

                1520 Market Street, Room #4086

                St. Louis, MO 63103

                Phone: 314-612-5918

                Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

                www.slaaa.org

                Mid-East Area Agency on Aging

                14535 Manchester Road

                St. Louis, MO 63011-3960

                Phone: 636-207-1323

                Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

                www.mid-eastaaa.org

                AgeSmart Community Resources

                2365 Country Road

                Belleville, IL 62221

                Phone: 618-222-2561

                Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm

                www.AgeSmart.org

Today the St. Louis Times Seniors' Resource Guide is the metro areas most comprehensive publication of its kind. It is published every December and includes an extensive list of Business Listings of area resources for older adults that cover 12 counties in the Missouri / Illinois metro area. It is used extensively by older adults, families, caregivers and professionals. The publication is commonly referred to as our area’s “Industry Bible” when it comes to providing comprehensive and current resources for our aging population. To view the printed edition click VIEW THE GUIDE and to search the online edition click SEARCH THE GUIDE.

Press Releases

MUSIC THERAPY SERVICES

Midwest Music Therapy Services would like to wish each of you a Happy New Year. Over the past year and a half we have been working to expand our services to provide music therapy to elders in our community as well as palliative/hospice care clients. Music is a powerful tool to help bring life enrichment to individuals. We would like to thank you for your openness and support. We have had wonderful opportunities to present information on music therapy, as well as get to know our colleagues. Thank you also for allowing us to come into your communities and the homes of your clients to provide music therapy services. We are excited about this New Year and hope to have the opportunity to offer quality music therapy to even more individuals in the St. Louis and Midwest region. Please contact us for more information.

Maria Carron, mcarron@prodigy.net, Midwest Music Therapy Services, 314-960-0475, www.midwestmusictherapy.com

ELDER DRIVING PROGRAM

Gray Matters Alliance will begin serving older drivers and their concerned families effective immediately in St. Louis and St. Charles. Keeping Us Safe's "Beyond Driving with Dignity" professional certification program has been designed to equip professionals throughout the U.S. and Canada with tools to help older drivers and their families work through the complicated issue of age-related diminished driving skills. Receiving this certification, Vicki Spraul and Gray Matters Alliance are well-suited to provide older drivers and their families a very specific program to help make decisions on how to keep the older driver safe. Certification in this program is designed to facilitate (and oftentimes mediate) rational, common-sense driving-related solutions based on tangible facts and personal observations. The program is unique in that it allows the older driver to play an active role in the decision making process as it relates to their driving future. "This program provides concerned families with the missing link between their desire to bring the driving issue to a peaceful resolution, and their ability to actually do so," explains Spraul. She can be reached at 314-266-2678 or by email info@graymattersalliance.com

Vicki Spraul, vicki@graymattersalliance.com, Gray Matters Alliance LLC, 314-266-2678, www.graymattersalliance.com

RURAL CLINICIANS RESIDENCY

The Knight Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Washington University is offering the Clinician Partner's Program (CPP), 2.5-day "mini-residency" for health professionals serving older adults in rural areas of Missouri and metro-adjacent Illinois. The goal of the CPP is to enhance rural dementia-related diagnosis and care by educating a select group of clinicians in up-to-date diagnostic and treatment techniques. 12 to 15 clinicians will come to Washington University in March for this expenses-paid training experience. Clinicians receive 17 to 20 hours of continuing medical education credit; travel reimbursement; paid hotel accommodations and meals. The program is open to clinicians (MD, DO, PA, GNP, FNPs) who provide primary care to older adults residing in rural or semi-rural areas. Older adults must be the largest portion of their medical practice. Nominations for the program are accepted on a rolling basis until the program spaces are filled. Please contact Jennifer Phillips at phillipsj@wustl.edu to learn more about the program or to nominate yourself or a colleague.

Jennifer Phillips, Phillipsj@wustl.edu, Knight Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Washington University School of Medicine, 314-286-2882, http://www.adrc.wustl.edu/

WINE EVENT SUPPORTS THERAPY DOGS

Andria's Countryside Restaurant's 8th Annual Wine Event will support Hospice of Southern Illinois' Pet Therapy & Facility Dog Programs. 10% of wine sale proceeds will benefit Magnum, Facility Dog, & Pet Therapy programs all of February 2015 Win* 1 of 10 Magnums of Wine! $20 donation per ticket. Only 500 chances to win, Drawing February 28, 2015. 100% of Magnum Raffle proceeds to benefit Hospice of Southern Illinois' programs and services for terminally ill patients and their families. *Winner must be at least 21 years of age. Winner need not be present to win. Purchase Tickets Here: https://www.hospice.org/andrias-wine-event-magnum-raffle/?to=fsite.

Christine Litteken, clitteken@hospice.org, Hospice of Southern Illinois, 618-235-1703, https://www.hospice.org/andrias-wine-event-magnum-raffle/?to=fsite

HAPPY 107th LUCY HAMM

Surrounded by family, friends, and well-wishers, long-time resident Lucy Hamm will celebrate her 107th birthday on January 30th at Tower Grove Manor with cake, music, and a visit from St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay. Mrs. Hamm has lived in St. Louis since the 1930s and has spent the past 14 years at Tower Grove Manor, a retirement community located across from Tower Grove Park in south St. Louis. Grand-daughter Debbie Meyer claims that one secret to her longevity is "a love for beer", although these days Mrs. Hamm is more apt to say "an apple a day and daily exercise" are more helpful. Mayor Slay, who has attended Mrs. Hamm's birthday celebrations for 7 years in a row, plans to renew the official proclamation stating that January 30th will always be known as "Lucy Hamm Day" in the city of St. Louis. Mrs. Hamm enjoys remaining active, finding time to participate in the many social activities that Tower Grove Manor offers. "I moved to Tower Grove Manor in 2001, and my only regret is that I didn't do it sooner," said Mrs. Hamm. "It's such a wonderful place to live!"

Kynan Katzman, kkatzman@standrews1.com, St. Andrew's Resources For Seniors, 314-802-0272, www.standrews1.com

COMMUNITY OFFERS RENT DISCOUNT

If you have been considering Independent or Assisted Living for yourself or a loved one-now is the time. We are offering you the chance to get all the comforts and amenities of DeSmet at half off the first full month's rent. This offer will only last while apartments are available, so don't wait to schedule your personal tour and claim the one you want. Must take occupancy by 2/28/15 to be eligible. 

Richard Barnes, richard.barnes@rhf.org, DeSmet Retirement Community, 314-838-3811

PODCAST FIGHTS FRAUD

Learn how to help yourself and the seniors you care about stay safe from the epidemic of scams and frauds by listening to our new podcast: The Scammercast. Co-hosts Art Maines, LCSW and elder law attorney Curtis Bailey give you the knowledge and tools you need to defeat the scammers and keep your hard-earned savings safe. Listen now at www.scammercast.com  and tell your friends and family about it so we can all HAMMER THE SCAMMERS!

Art  Maines, elderlyfraudrecoveryhelp@gmail.com, Senior Scam Action Associates, 314-518-1973, www.scammercast.com

POST HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE

Willowcreek Rehab & Nursing is hosting a Food Drive in January, when food pantries and donations often fall short following the holidays. Non-perishable packaged goods will be collected throughout January for The Catholic Urban Program in East St Louis. Donations can be dropped of at the facility at 40 N. 64th St. in Belleville, Illinois. 

Carla Riva, carla.riva@willowcreeknursing.com, Willowcreek Rehab & Nursing, 618-397-8400, www.heliahealthcare.com

CREATIVE FUN IN MASCOUTAH 

"An Attitude of Gratitude" is the theme for this year's monthly attendance prize program at Mascoutah Senior Services. Seniors coming in for lunches each day will be asked to note something for which they are grateful when they submit their name in the drawing bin. It is hoped that thinking of positive facets of their lives will help keep them smiling! "Eclectic Day" will encourage seniors to find that one-of-a-kind article of clothing that hangs in their closet but just can't go in the donations bin. Once found they are to wear it no matter how bizarre or even inappropriate for the occasion. Fun is the goal and laughter the response.  Mascoutah Senior Services' Touch the Heart volunteers will be honored at a breakfast on February 14, 2015. Bob Ellison, the Singing Sergeant, will provide entertainment and certificates of appreciation will be presented to Volunteers who have achieved milestones of service.

Sandra Hakanson, mascoutahsrdirector@gmail.com, Mascoutah Senior Services Program, 618-566-8758, www.mascoutahseniorcenter.org

GARDEN PLACE EXPANDS

Garden Place Senior Living is excited to announce the groundbreaking of a 26-apartment expansion in Waterloo, IL. The apartments will feature spacious bedrooms, kitchen appliances, private bathrooms and cozy living rooms. The new addition will also include two 2-bedroom apartments available for rent. Construction is expected to be completed by Spring 2015. Garden Place Senior Living is a resident-centered independent and Illinois-licensed assisted living community that provides the utmost care and respect. The private, senior-friendly apartments have 24-hour on-call attendants to ensure peace of mind. Residents can sleep easy with 24-hour security, three prepared and served homemade meals a day, medication reminders and assistance, laundry and cleaning services, a full activities program and a variety of social events to support a healthy lifestyle. Garden Place also offers Reflections, a Memory Care community in Columbia, IL. For more information please call 618-971-7706 or visit Garden Place on the web at www.gpliving.com.

Brian Schneider, brian.schneider@gpliving.com, Garden Place Senior Living, 618-939-5978, www.gpliving.com

ATTORNEYS SEEK SPONSORS

Client Appreciation Day 2015 is right around the corner. We are still looking for booths and sponsors for our February 13th event. We are expecting 300 to 500 of our clients. Booths start as low as $100. For more information, call 314-966-8077 or email Logan at Leckhardt@yourestatematters.com.

Logan Eckhardt, Leckhardt@yourestatematters.com, Amen, Gantner & Capriano, Attorneys at Law, 314-966-8077, www.yourestatematters.com

SENIOR COMMUNITY OPENS

Denver-based Spectrum Retirement Communities, LLC, has completed construction on its newest senior community, Creve Coeur Assisted Living and Memory Care, at 693 Decker Lane. The community's first residents will start moving in on Jan. 19. The 80,000-square-foot community includes 100 senior apartments ranging from studio suites to two-bedroom, two-bath, 1,000-square-foot units. "At Creve Coeur, new residents and their families will find a safe, secure environment and programs that strengthen all aspects of health," said Jeff Kraus, Spectrum's Managing Director and a St. Louis native. Creve Coeur offers both Assisted Living and Memory Care residences as well as a unique Residence Club that allows residents with mild cognitive impairment to stay in an assisted living apartment while receiving additional support. Spectrum Retirement Communities, LLC, owns, operates and develops senior living communities throughout the U.S. and is considered a leader and innovator in senior living. Spectrum is ranked in the top five senior living companies for excellence by its peers and among the top 50 largest senior housing operators in the country.

Tracy Henderson, tracy@centerreachcommunication.com, Spectrum Retirement Communities, 720-989-3530,  http://www.spectrumretirement.com/

ARCUS AWARD FINALIST

AW Health Care has been nominated for the Arcus Award for Achievement in Health and has been selected as a finalist. All finalists will be featured and announced live at the Arcus Awards event on February 26, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency. It will be a special night of celebrating achievements and honoring leaders that make the St. Louis region a great place to work and live. The Arcus Awards are presented to companies that demonstrate exceptional commitment to advancing the St. Louis region's economic strengths. Their purpose is to inspire a greater St. Louis. There are two Arcus signature awards, Corporate Citizenship and St. Louis Spirit, and seven Arcus Awards: Biosciences, Financial Services, Health, Multimodal Logistics, Educational Attainment, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and Inclusion & Talent Attraction. The 2014 Arcus Awards Finalists in Health are: AW Health Care, Christian Hospital, Coventry Health Care, EMed Medical Company, Health Literacy Missouri, Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital, ROi, St. Luke's Hospital, Veterans Care Coordination. For more information on the Arcus Award and the criteria for judging, please go to the Arcus Awards website at www.arcusawards.com.

Rebecca Boerner, r.boerner@awhealthcare.net, AW Health Care, 314-726-5600, www.awhealthcare.com





 

Aging
Over-the-counter sleep aids linked to dementia
1/27/2015 3:00:00 AM Aging - News
Higher dosage or long-term use of common drugs with anticholinergic effects is linked to significantly increased risk of dementia - including Alzheimer’s - says large study. View More...
Scientists find way to increase length of human telomeres
1/26/2015 8:00:00 AM Aging - News
Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine have created a novel technique that they say can increase the length of human telomeres by up to 10%. View More...
Reducing Myc gene activity extends healthy lifespan in mice
1/26/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging - News
A team of scientists based at Brown University has found that reducing expression of a fundamentally important gene called Myc significantly increased the healthy lifespan of laboratory mice, the... View More...
Good-quality sleep when younger, not older, may benefit later-life memory
1/23/2015 8:00:00 AM Aging - News
A new study finds maintaining good quality of sleep as a young or middle-aged adult, rather than in older age, may benefit learning and memory later in life. View More...
Obama's speech sheds light on vital investments for America's aging society
1/23/2015 2:00:00 AM Aging - News
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) - the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging - is applauding President Barack Obama's State of the Union call for... View More...
Blood vessels in older brains break down, possibly leading to Alzheimer's
1/23/2015 1:00:00 AM Aging - News
Advanced image analysis suggests breakdown in brain's memory and learning center can be detected before cognitive loss begins, suggesting important implications for Alzheimer's and dementia patients. View More...
Genes that extend lifespan won't necessarily improve health in advanced age
1/23/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging - News
A study of long-lived mutant C. elegans by scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School shows that the genetically altered worms spend a greater portion of their life in a frail state... View More...
Australian doctors devise checklist to spot elderly patients most at risk of death
1/23/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging - News
Australian doctors have come up with a checklist designed to spot elderly hospital patients likely to die within the next three months, it is reported in BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. View More...
Hearing-aid intervention could help stave off depression, improve quality of life
1/23/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging - News
When individuals wear their hearing aids for the first time, they are flooded with sounds they have not heard in months or years; yet, previous research has shown that not all new sounds are welcomed. View More...
Evidence at cellular level for connection between childhood adversity and psychiatric disorders
1/22/2015 1:00:00 AM Aging - News
In a new study published online in Biological Psychiatry, researchers from Butler Hospital identify an association between biological changes on the cellular level and both childhood adversity and... View More...
Policy changes can help solve problems with China's aging population
1/22/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging - News
While the rapid aging of China's population is thought to condemn the nation to a dismal future, past policies on education and new policies to improve health and foster internal migration could ease... View More...
Researchers create Methuselah fly by selecting best cells
1/21/2015 2:00:00 AM Aging - News
A team of researchers at the University of Bern has managed to considerably prolong the lifespan of flies by activating a gene which destroys unhealthy cells. View More...
Prevalence of self-reported falls increases since 1998 in adults over 65
1/21/2015 2:00:00 AM Aging - News
The prevalence among adults 65 years or older of falling in the preceding two years has increased since 1998, according to a research letter published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. View More...
Major cause of blindness linked to calcium deposits in the eye
1/21/2015 2:00:00 AM Aging - News
Microscopic spheres of calcium phosphate have been linked to the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a major cause of blindness, by UCL-led research. View More...
Age-related macular degeneration may be triggered by tiny mineral deposits
1/21/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging - News
New research from scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) has found that tiny lumps of calcium phosphate may be an important triggering factor for age-related macular... View More...
The use of alcohol-interactive prescription medication among US drinkers
1/20/2015 1:00:00 AM Aging - News
Approximately 71 percent of American adults drink alcohol. While alcohol interacts negatively with a number of commonly prescribed medications, little is known on a population level about the use of... View More...
Human immune variation dictated by environment, not genes
1/19/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging - News
A study of twins conducted by Stanford University School of Medicine investigators shows that our environment, more than our heredity, plays the starring role in determining the state of our immune... View More...
C. elegans study reveals that excess iron promotes aging
1/19/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging - News
It's been known for decades that some metals, including iron, accumulate in human tissues during aging and that toxic levels of iron have been linked to neurologic diseases, such as Parkinson's. View More...
Cognitive aging may not spell doom for financial decision-making
1/18/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging - News
Growing older leaves many with a gloomy prognosis, namely that cognitive aging will slow the mind and the ability to make decisions. View More...
Forager-to-farmer transition 'may have weakened our bones'
1/16/2015 3:00:00 AM Aging - News
When we were hunter-gatherers, we had much denser bones. Now a new study suggests our skeletons became weaker when we invented agriculture and changed from foragers to farmers. View More...
Many seniors admitted to hospital from care homes are dehydrated
1/16/2015 1:00:00 AM Aging - News
Research published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine concludes that patients admitted to hospital from care homes are commonly dehydrated on admission and consequently appear to... View More...
In states where nurse practitioners independently provide care, health outcomes improve
1/16/2015 1:00:00 AM Aging - News
As America's population ages, life spans lengthen and more individuals enroll in insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, the need for health care professionals will increase. View More...
£1m gene study to investigate secrets of successful ageing
1/15/2015 2:00:00 AM Aging - News
More than 1000 Scots are to have their entire genetic make-up decoded to help explain why some people's brains age better than others. View More...
Space station worms help battle muscle and bone loss
1/15/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging - News
It is said that great things can come in small packages. In this case, one key to keeping astronauts healthy on long-duration space missions may be found in a tiny roundworm barely a millimeter long. View More...
Stem cell therapy may be less effective in older patients with chronic diseases
1/14/2015 1:00:00 AM Aging - News
A promising new therapeutic approach to treat a variety of diseases involves taking a patient's own cells, turning them into stem cells, and then deriving targeted cell types such as muscle or nerve... View More...
Employment News

HOSPICE VOLUNTEER RECOGNIZED

Unity Hospice of Greater St. Louis recently named David Marsh 2014 Volunteer of the Year for providing exceptional volunteer services to patients throughout Greater St. Louis. As a part of the volunteer role of the Unity Hospice care team, Marsh provides services that promote socialization, including a highly individualized therapeutic music program designed for patients with Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

Jenna Matzer, jmatzer@unityhospice.com, Unity Hospice of Greater St. Louis, 888-394-1055, www.unityhospice.com

EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

Unity Hospice of Greater St. Louis recently named Kara Smith of Belleville, Ill., 2014 Employee of the Year for always excelling as education coordinator and licensed practical nurse (LPN). In her current position as education coordinator, Smith orientates incoming registered nurses and continues to mentor and support them in the field. Additionally, she educates facilities and families on symptom management, presents in-services on various hospice matters and conducts quality assurance in facilities that house Unity Hospice patients so the hospice can deliver top-of-the-line care.

Jenna Matzer, jmatzer@unityhospice.com, Unity Hospice of Greater St. Louis, 888-394-1055, www.unityhospice.com

POSITION: FT CASE MANAGER

Delta Center for Independent Living currently has an opening for a FT Case Manager, M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Responsibilities include assisting persons with disabilities in accessing consumer-directed services including, but not limited to: personal attendant services, peer support, advocacy, information and referral, adaptive equipment, transportation and skills training for independent living. Requirements: Bachelor's Degree with 1 year of FT relevant paid job experience OR 60 college credit hours with 2 years of FT relevant paid job experience; Familiarity with Microsoft Word and ability to type 35 wpm; Ability to manage interruptions and multiple priorities; Ability to communicate clearly and effectively by phone and in person; Transportation to consumers' homes and ability to enter non-accessible homes. For consideration, please send a cover letter and resume to info@dcil.org For information about the services provided by Delta Center, please visit our website at www.dcil.org. Individuals with disabilities and minorities are encouraged to apply. We value diversity of culture, personal experience with disabilities, and other life experiences, and are an equal opportunity employer by choice.

Danielle Carter, info@dcil.org, Delta Center for Independent Living, 636-926-8761, www.dcil.org

POSITION: FT, PT ADVOCACY SPECIALIST

Advocacy Specialist need for organizing and supporting Delta Center's Advocacy Network, researching, organizing and disseminating various information to advocates, including information on legislative and policy issues, assisting advocacy groups in planning and implementing systems change and policy related advocacy goals, communicating with and assisting others in communicating with Legislators. Qualifications: High School Diploma, personal experience with a disability, excellent communication skills , type 35 words per minute, the ability to provide training and recognize individual learning styles. proven results in advocacy/community organizing (please describe in cover letter), familiarity with Microsoft and internet based research, initiative to solve problems, the ability to clearly document advocacy activities, collect data and write reports, transportation to out-of-office meetings with 48 hours notice. For consideration, please provide a cover letter and resume to info@dcil.org Individuals with disabilities and minorities are encouraged to apply. We value diversity of culture, personal experience with disabilities, and other life experiences, and are an equal opportunity employer by choice. 

Danielle Carter, info@dcil.org, Delta Center for Independent Living, 636-926-8761, www.dcil.org

POSITION: FT SERVICE COORDINATOR

Cardinal Ritter Senior Services has a FT Service Coordinator position available in Bridgeton, MO. A Service Coordinator (social services professional) is a staff member available to residents living in affordable senior apartments. A Service Coordinator is responsible for assuring that residents, especially those who are frail or at-risk, are linked to the supportive services they might need to continue living independently and safely in their apartments, thus preventing premature and inappropriate relocation to long-term care facilities. A full job description and basic qualifications can be reviewed at www.cardinalritterseniorservices.org  Interested persons can e-mail a cover letter and resume to keichhorst@crssstl.org.

Kathleen Eichhorst, keichhorst@crssstl.org, Cardinal Ritter Senior Services, 314-739-0897, http://cardinalritterseniorservices.org/

POSITION: IN HOME CASE MANAGER

Seeking an LCSW for conducting therapy and case management in persons' homes. Extensive experience with ethnic and racial minority populations is preferred. A fast paced job, requiring ability to work independently, perform in stressful environments and learn about consumers' cultures and backgrounds also requires good diagnostic skills and understanding of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This position requires being away from the office most of the time and ability to make independent decisions, build relationships, market services and ensure support to most vulnerable under-insured adults and older adults of Saint Louis. Masters in Social Work with minimally 2 years post Masters experience preferred. Licensed Clinical Social workers or - minimally - Conditionally Licensed MSW. Transportation required. Good communication, organizational, time management and interpersonal skills. Ability to read and write in English. Must have basic computer skills for working in paperless environment.

Julia Ostropolsky, Julia.ostropolsky@bilingualstl.org, Bi-Lingual International Assistant Services, 314-645-7800, www.bilingualstl.org 

POSITION: PT COMPANION CARE

Home is where the heart is for most seniors, but to live safely at home, many need your help. Your smile, your touch, your companionship and your homemaking skills can bring joy to their days. In helping seniors you gain much more than a paycheck. You will truly be appreciated. You will be making a difference in someone else's life! At Good Samaritan Senior Care you'll have: * A schedule that fits your availability, * Part time hours, days, nights, and weekends, * Excellent training and certification in Companion Care, * A team approach that will support you, and * The opportunity to interact with your clients on a personal level. For more information, call Good Samaritan Senior Care at 314-849-4111. To apply, go to https://tsc240.ersp.biz/employment/. Mature and retired caregivers are welcome! 

Janice Noser, janice@goodsamaritanseniorcare.com, Good Samaritan Senior Care, 314-849-4111, www.goodsamaritanseniorcare.com

POSITIONS: NAZARETH TEAM

Nazareth Living Center, a Senior Living Campus located in South County, has career opportunities in the fields of Nursing, Housekeeping, Social Work, Administration and Culinary. NLC offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Come join our dedicated team in making a difference in the lives of seniors. To learn more or obtain an employment application, visit our website at www.nazarethlivingcenter.com.

Kim Williams, kim.williams@bhshealth.org, Nazareth Living Center, 314-487-3950, www.nazarethlivingcenter.com

POSITIONS: FT, PT CLINICIANS

Mercy Home Health is actively hiring new clinicians in our St. Louis and Washington offices. St. Louis Part Time Home Health Nurse North, Central, South Full Time Home Health South Admission Nurse South Full Time Infusion Nurse Evenings 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. PEDIATRIC/ADULT (Sign on bonus!) Full Time Infusion Nurse 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m PEDIATRIC/ADULT (Sign on bonus!) Home Health Washington: Full and Part Time Home Health Nurse(s): PRN and Weekend See Mercy's website for more information and to apply: http://www.mercy.net/mercy-careers.

Nancy Preheim, nancy.preheim@Mercy.net, Mercy Home Health Services, 314-956-8931, http://www.mercy.net/mercy-careers







 

Social Security
Events

THURSDAY, JANUARY 15

7:00 p.m. at the Carnegie Room at Central Library

Former Congressman William L. Clay, Sr. will discuss and sign his new book, "Clarence Thomas: A Black Knight in Tainted Armor." Books available for purchase courtesy of the author. All book proceeds will benefit the William L. Clay Scholarship Fund. 

Linda Smith, lsmith@slpl.org, St. Louis Public Library, 314-880-8759, www.slpl.org

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21

10:00 a.m. at the National Council of Jewish Women

Nosh with new friends and find out about participating in community service and advocacy efforts for older adults. Share your ideas about what programs you want to see in 2015. At NCJW, 295 N. Lindbergh, St. Louis, MO 63132. Please contact Heather with any questions at 314-993-5181 or email hsilverman@ncjwstl.org

Alyssa Shyken, ashyken@ncjwstl.org, National Council of Jewish Women, 314-993-5181, www.ncjwstl.org

JANUARY 21, 22

Medicaid has become the largest source of funding for medical and health-related services for people with limited income in the United States. Medicaid eligibility requires that you meet qualifications on the amount of income and assets that you have, and rules are very complicated. But with proper legal advice and planning, even someone who is already in a nursing home can protect a substantial portion of his or her life savings - despite the "look-back" rule. Coulson Elder Law will hold three educational workshops about the help they can provide. Jan. 21 at 3:00 p.m. at Ravenelli's, 1214 Central Park Dr., O'Fallon, IL 62269; on Jan. 21, at 6:30 p.m., at Fischer's, 2100 West Main St., Belleville, IL 62226, and on Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 1 Columbus Plaza. Collinsville, IL 62234. 

Kerry Berberich, kerry@coulsonelderlaw.com, Coulson Elder Law, 618-632-7000, www.coulsonelderlaw.com

TUESDAY, JANUARY 27

4:00 p.m. at Granite City Food & Brewery

Attorney Mark Easley of the Elder & Estate Planning Law firm of St. Louis is hosting a networking Happy Hour at Granite City Food and Brewery located at 11411 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur, MO 63141. This month we are giving away a tablet and other prizes. Bring a friend to receive a bonus raffle entry. This event is open to professionals in the long-term care industry and a reservation is not required. Contact Mallory Box at 314-918-0088 or mbox@stlelderlaw.com with any questions you may have or check out the firm's website at www.stlelderlaw.com.

Mallory Box, mbox@stlelderlaw.com, The Elder & Estate Planning Law Firm, 314-918-0088, www.stlelderlaw.com

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3

1:00 p.m. at St. Louis Oasis

The Nicholas Brothers! Follow this famous dance team through their extraordinary film career during the 1930s and '40s, with highlights and clips featuring Dorothy Dandridge, Carmen Miranda, Betty Grable and Sonja Henie. If you've never heard of these famous brothers, be prepared to be wowed by their spectacular performances. Tuesday, Feb 3, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Fee: $10. Presented by St. Louis OASIS. Register today at 314-862-4859 ext. 24. 

Christopher Brown, cbrown@oasisnet.org, St. Louis OASIS, 314-862-4859, www.oasisnet.org/stl

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3

10:00 a.m. at St. Louis Oasis

Draw along with instructor/artist, Joan Williams, as you create African masks, Edgar Degas sculpture of the "Little Fourteen Year Old Dancer," King Tut's beautiful burial mask and a Native American shield. Art work will be created on paper using pencils and markers. Tuesday, Feb 3, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Fee: $19. Presented by St. Louis OASIS. Register today at 314.862.4859 ext. 24.

Christopher Brown, cbrown@oasisnet.org, St. Louis OASIS, 314-862-4859, www.oasisnet.org/stl

BEGINNING FEBRUARY 6

10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at St. Louis Oasis

Misfits and Monsters: Southern Gothic Literature. Borrowing key elements of darkness, mystery, and the grotesque from the long tradition of gothic literature, the Southern Gothic uses its disturbing material not only to create suspense or fear, but to dissect social issues and illuminate a cultural climate in the setting of the American South. In this class we'll read and discuss works from well-known writers such as William Faulkner and Truman Capote. Four sessions on Fridays, February 6, 13, 20 & 27.  Fee: $40. Presented by St. Louis OASIS. Register today at 314-862-4859 ext. 24. 

Christopher Brown, cbrown@oasisnet.org, St. Louis OASIS, 314-862-4859, www.oasisnet.org/stl

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6

8:00 a.m. at Autumn View Gardens

Alix Hallen of Saint Louis University will present "Getting Covered in the Health Insurance Marketplace." Held at Autumn View, 11210 Schuetz Rd., St. Louis, MO 63146. RSVP by calling 314-966-8077 or email leckhardt@yourestatematters.com.

Logan Eckhardt, Leckhardt@yourestatematters.com, Amen, Gantner & Capriano, Attorneys at Law, 314-966-8077, http://www.yourestatematters.com

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7

6:00 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall

Valentine's Day Trivia Night at 5420 Old Collinsville Rd. Fairview Heights, IL 62208 Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Game begins at 7:00 p.m. Proceeds benefit Hospice of Southern Illinois. $120 per table/8 people maximum. 

Kathy Wilson, kwilson@hospice.org, Hospice of Southern Illinois, 618-235-1703, https://www.hospice.org/valentines-day-trivia/?to=fsite

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7

7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. at the Four Seasons

DOORWAYS announces its RED H.O.T. GALA hosted by co-chairs Al & Glenda Wiman. RED features, dinner, dancing, auction, and raffle. It is the 14th annual gala for the 26-year-old non-profit that provides housing and related supportive services to improve the quality of life and health outcomes for people affected by HIV/AIDS. DOORWAYS has seven housing complexes located throughout the City of St. Louis, a residential care facility and numerous assistance programs to offer hope and healing for those affected by HIV/AIDS. Through direct service delivery and the efforts of identified program partners, DOORWAYS' programs and services span the 15-county St. Louis metropolitan area, 62 under-served counties in outstate Missouri and another 55 under-served counties in outstate Illinois. As one of the most comprehensive AIDS housing programs in the nation, DOORWAYS offers a range of living options designed to meet the diverse needs of the HIV-affected population. The organization assists more than 2,300 people a year. http://www.doorwayshousing.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/RED-HOT.pdf.

Justine Craig-Meyer, jcraig-meyer@doorwayshousing.org, DOORWAYS, 314-535-1919 www.doorwayshousing.org

BEGINNING FEBRUARY 9

10:00 a.m. at Clayton Oasis

Memoir Writing: Do you have a personal story you would like to pass on to family members and friends? Or perhaps one that tells us something about the "old days" in St. Louis? Come to class with your ideas and we will make them informative and entertaining. Held at Clayton OASIS 190, in eight sessions beginning Monday, Feb 9 through March 30. Fee: $20. Presented by St. Louis OASIS. Register today at 314-862-4859 ext. 24.

Christopher Brown, cbrown@oasisnet.org, St. Louis OASIS, 314-862-4859, www.oasisnet.org/stl

TUESDAYS, FEBRUARY 10 & 17

1:00 p.m. at St. Louis Oasis

Learn to navigate and customize the new Windows 8 start screen the way you want it. We'll also learn how to download and install new apps from the Windows Store and access common settings and functions in Windows 8.1. This course assumes the user has basic skills with Windows 7 and does not cover the desktop environment. Fee: $22. Presented by St. Louis OASIS. Register today at 314-862-4859 ext. 24.

Christopher Brown, cbrown@oasisnet.org, St. Louis OASIS, 314-862-4859, www.oasisnet.org/stl

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18

6:00 p.m. at Des Peres Hospital

Alleviating Knee and Hip Joint Pain: Learn the causes, symptoms and treatment alternatives for knee and hip osteoarthritis pain, including therapy, diet, medications and surgical techniques with Matthew Bradley, MD, orthopedic surgeon. Held in Conference Room 2 at Des Peres Hospital.  

Simone Valle, simone.valle@tenethealth.com, Des Peres Hospital, 314-966-9695, www.despereshospital.com

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18

5:00 p.m. at the Ethical Society

Spirit of Saint Louis presents: Immigrants--a great resource for economic growth. An interactive program with local experts discussing how a vibrant, diverse immigrant community benefits St. Louis. Learn how YOU can engage! Held at the Ethical Society, 9001 Clayton Rd. Register online at www.spiritstlwomensfund.org. For more information, please contact the event chairman, Nina Needleman at nina@ninaswartz.com. Walk-ins welcome! 

Julia Ostropolsky, Julia.ostropolsky@bilingualstl.org, Bi-Lingual International Assistant Services, 314-645-7800, www.bilingualstl.org 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at The Lodge Des Peres

The National Organization of Professional Organizers-St. Louis presents "Keep Calm and Ask a Professional Organizer." Two panels will be featured: one consisting of professional organizers and another consisting of organizing related industry members. The public is encouraged to bring all of their questions on any organizing topic, such as kitchens, garages, paper, crafts, closets, downsizing, and chronic disorganization. Held at The Lodge Des Peres, 1050 Des Peres Rd, St. Louis, Missouri 63131. Due to limited space, early registration is encouraged. Admission is $10. Register online at www.napostl.com/keep-calm. Professional organizers help their clients by designing custom organizing systems and processes and by transferring organizing skills. For further information, contact: Lisa Bianco, Director of Marketing NAPO-St. Louis at 636-485-3964 or lisa@perfectlyorganizedstl.com

Lisa Gilliam, lisa@sixhourorganizer.com, Six Hour Organizer, 314-578-2914, www.sixhourorganizer.com

BEGINNING FEBRUARY 24

Maryland Heights Parks and Recreation is partnering with Lori Jurgiel to offer a Guided Autobiography class starting February 24. This 8 week class will teach participants to write, share and preserve their life stories and experiences. Cost is $80 per person and includes 8 weeks of class and all materials. Call the Maryland Heights Community Centre for information and to register at 314-738-2599. Learn more about this great program from Lori's webiste: http://lifereviewgab.homestead.com/.

Megan Herman, mherman@marylandheights.com, City of Maryland Heights, 314-738-2599, www.marylandheights.com

SATURDAY, MARCH 7

Daybreak: A grief retreat at the Spencer Road Library, St. Peters, MO. A one day retreat for couples who have lost a son or daughter. Daybreak provides an opportunity for couples to reconnect and communicate with each other, gain a great understanding of different grieving styles, and find a community of others who have experienced a similar tragedy. Couples can also learn new coping tools and remember and honor their children together. For information or to register, call 314-953-1676 or email griefsupport@bjc.org.

Cara  Lotspeich, cms0310@bjc.org, BJC HealthCare, 314-273-0759, www.bjchomecare.org

SATURDAY, MARCH 7

7:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Saint Louis University 

Dementia: Causes and Treatment Options, presented by the Department of Internal Medicine Division of Geriatrics and Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Saint Louis University School of Medicine and the Alzheimer's Association St. Louis Chapter. After participating in this event, attendees will be able to identify current research and treatment options related to dementia, issues related to dementia, including delirium and depression and to recognize the value of meaningful activities and evidence-based nonpharmacologic intervention strategies relevant for persons with dementia. The target audience for this conference is Physicians, Psychologists, Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, PT/OT, and Social Workers.

Kathy Leonard, kleona12@slu.edu, Saint Louis University, Division of Geriatrics, 314-977-8848, https://slu.cloud-cme.com/Ap2.aspx?EID=6254&P=5 



 

Medical
Over-the-counter sleep aids linked to dementia
1/27/2015 3:00:00 AM Aging Research
Higher dosage or long-term use of common drugs with anticholinergic effects is linked to significantly increased risk of dementia - including Alzheimer’s - says large study. View More...
Scientists find way to increase length of human telomeres
1/26/2015 8:00:00 AM Aging Research
Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine have created a novel technique that they say can increase the length of human telomeres by up to 10%. View More...
Reducing Myc gene activity extends healthy lifespan in mice
1/26/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
A team of scientists based at Brown University has found that reducing expression of a fundamentally important gene called Myc significantly increased the healthy lifespan of laboratory mice, the... View More...
Good-quality sleep when younger, not older, may benefit later-life memory
1/23/2015 8:00:00 AM Aging Research
A new study finds maintaining good quality of sleep as a young or middle-aged adult, rather than in older age, may benefit learning and memory later in life. View More...
Obama's speech sheds light on vital investments for America's aging society
1/23/2015 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) - the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging - is applauding President Barack Obama's State of the Union call for... View More...
Blood vessels in older brains break down, possibly leading to Alzheimer's
1/23/2015 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Advanced image analysis suggests breakdown in brain's memory and learning center can be detected before cognitive loss begins, suggesting important implications for Alzheimer's and dementia patients. View More...
Genes that extend lifespan won't necessarily improve health in advanced age
1/23/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
A study of long-lived mutant C. elegans by scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School shows that the genetically altered worms spend a greater portion of their life in a frail state... View More...
Australian doctors devise checklist to spot elderly patients most at risk of death
1/23/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Australian doctors have come up with a checklist designed to spot elderly hospital patients likely to die within the next three months, it is reported in BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. View More...
Hearing-aid intervention could help stave off depression, improve quality of life
1/23/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
When individuals wear their hearing aids for the first time, they are flooded with sounds they have not heard in months or years; yet, previous research has shown that not all new sounds are welcomed. View More...
Evidence at cellular level for connection between childhood adversity and psychiatric disorders
1/22/2015 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
In a new study published online in Biological Psychiatry, researchers from Butler Hospital identify an association between biological changes on the cellular level and both childhood adversity and... View More...
Policy changes can help solve problems with China's aging population
1/22/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
While the rapid aging of China's population is thought to condemn the nation to a dismal future, past policies on education and new policies to improve health and foster internal migration could ease... View More...
Researchers create Methuselah fly by selecting best cells
1/21/2015 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
A team of researchers at the University of Bern has managed to considerably prolong the lifespan of flies by activating a gene which destroys unhealthy cells. View More...
Prevalence of self-reported falls increases since 1998 in adults over 65
1/21/2015 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
The prevalence among adults 65 years or older of falling in the preceding two years has increased since 1998, according to a research letter published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. View More...
Major cause of blindness linked to calcium deposits in the eye
1/21/2015 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
Microscopic spheres of calcium phosphate have been linked to the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a major cause of blindness, by UCL-led research. View More...
Age-related macular degeneration may be triggered by tiny mineral deposits
1/21/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
New research from scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) has found that tiny lumps of calcium phosphate may be an important triggering factor for age-related macular... View More...
The use of alcohol-interactive prescription medication among US drinkers
1/20/2015 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Approximately 71 percent of American adults drink alcohol. While alcohol interacts negatively with a number of commonly prescribed medications, little is known on a population level about the use of... View More...
Human immune variation dictated by environment, not genes
1/19/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
A study of twins conducted by Stanford University School of Medicine investigators shows that our environment, more than our heredity, plays the starring role in determining the state of our immune... View More...
C. elegans study reveals that excess iron promotes aging
1/19/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
It's been known for decades that some metals, including iron, accumulate in human tissues during aging and that toxic levels of iron have been linked to neurologic diseases, such as Parkinson's. View More...
Cognitive aging may not spell doom for financial decision-making
1/18/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Growing older leaves many with a gloomy prognosis, namely that cognitive aging will slow the mind and the ability to make decisions. View More...
Forager-to-farmer transition 'may have weakened our bones'
1/16/2015 3:00:00 AM Aging Research
When we were hunter-gatherers, we had much denser bones. Now a new study suggests our skeletons became weaker when we invented agriculture and changed from foragers to farmers. View More...
Many seniors admitted to hospital from care homes are dehydrated
1/16/2015 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Research published by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine concludes that patients admitted to hospital from care homes are commonly dehydrated on admission and consequently appear to... View More...
In states where nurse practitioners independently provide care, health outcomes improve
1/16/2015 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
As America's population ages, life spans lengthen and more individuals enroll in insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, the need for health care professionals will increase. View More...
£1m gene study to investigate secrets of successful ageing
1/15/2015 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
More than 1000 Scots are to have their entire genetic make-up decoded to help explain why some people's brains age better than others. View More...
Space station worms help battle muscle and bone loss
1/15/2015 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
It is said that great things can come in small packages. In this case, one key to keeping astronauts healthy on long-duration space missions may be found in a tiny roundworm barely a millimeter long. View More...
Stem cell therapy may be less effective in older patients with chronic diseases
1/14/2015 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
A promising new therapeutic approach to treat a variety of diseases involves taking a patient's own cells, turning them into stem cells, and then deriving targeted cell types such as muscle or nerve... View More...
In Search Of...

OFFICE OR FAMILY VOLUNTEERS

BJC Hospice is always in need of adults and teens to donate their time. Apply online or call: St. Louis, Missouri 314-872-5050; Farmington, Missouri 573-760-8550; Sullivan, Missouri 573-468-3630; Alton, Illinois 618-463-7100. Hospice patients can be adults or children, and volunteers provide valuable support to patients and their families. Volunteers can help in numerous ways by supporting patients and families so they can continue to live life to the fullest or helping within the office to support the staff. The amount of time you volunteer is your choice, and you are guided each step of the way with on-going training and support from our volunteer coordinator. If interested, call the volunteer coordinator in your area. After completing an application, you will be contacted for a personal interview and will then attend a volunteer training session.

Cara Lotspeich, cms0310@bjc.org, BJC HealthCare, 314-273-0759, www.bjchomecare.org

ACTIVITY DIRECTOR

Looking for an enthusiastic and energetic activity director who can work with a large geriatric population, who will engage residents in activities that will help them with their daily activities of life and bring cheer to them. Qualifications: Minimum college degree, experience of 2 years in LTC a must. Activity director certification will be an added asset. 

Kavitha Nallabelli, ceo@bigbendwoods.net, Big Bend Woods Health Care Center, 636-225-5144

HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS

11th Hour Vigil Volunteers. Make a Difference. Become a hospice volunteer. Share your passion, time and talent. At Optum Palliative and Hospice Care we are dedicated to compassionate care at the end of life when families need it most. As a valuable part of the Optum team, volunteers provide companionship, caregiver support, pet therapy, bereavement support and more. Contact Karen Riley, Volunteer Coordinator at 314-592-3670 or email: karen_riley26@optum.com

Karen Riley, karen_riley26@optum.com, Optum Palliative and Hospice Care, 314-592-3670, www.optum.com


 

Seniors
How human cells lifespan can be extended revealed
1/26/2015 6:15:01 AM Big News Network

A new study has shed light on telomeres that are essential part of human cells that affect how our cells age, by extending them to slow down the cell aging process. The study allows scientists to ...  View More...
BrightScope Extends Sales Reporting Platform to RIA and Retail Channels
1/28/2015 7:00:03 AM Big News Network

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 28, 2015) - BrightScope (www.brightscope.com), the leading independent data, analytics, and software company driving the growth of data-driven decision-making in ...  View More...
Jackson HewittR Hardest Working Americans Missing Out on Millions in Refunds by Overlooking Earned Income Tax Credit
1/28/2015 7:00:03 AM Big News Network

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwired - Jan 28, 2015) - Toward the end of last year's tax filing deadline, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that more than $760 million in unclaimed refunds ...  View More...
iTradeNetwork Awards Recognize Supply Chain Innovation and Performance at Annual Customer Conference
1/27/2015 3:00:01 PM Big News Network

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Jan 27, 2015) - iTradeNetwork, Inc., the leading provider of supply chain solutions for the foodservice and retail industry, today issued awards celebrating innovation ...  View More...
Average Costs For Long Term Care Insurance Rise 8.6 Percent
1/27/2015 9:00:07 AM Big News Network

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 27, 2015) - Overall costs for new long term care insurance coverage increased 8.6 percent compared to one year ago, according to the just published 2015 Long Term ...  View More...
The Reopening of Japans Market Clears the Way for More Than Gourmet and Other Qualified U.S. Producers to Export to Japan
1/27/2015 8:00:02 AM Big News Network

AKRON, OH--(Marketwired - Jan 27, 2015) - More Than Gourmet, an Ohio-based producer of authentic, gourmet, French-style stocks, sauces, broths and concentrates, applauds Friday's agreement between ...  View More...
National Survey Reveals Nearly Half of Dog Owners Plan to Give Their Dog a Treat This Valentines Day
1/26/2015 7:00:03 AM Big News Network

FRESNO, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 26, 2015) - Wholesome dog treat maker -- Plato Pet Treats -- announced today national survey results that indicate more 47 percent of Americans with dogs plan to gift ...  View More...
Rally for old-age pension
1/28/2015 12:04:31 AM Big News Network

Cadre of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), led by Dindigul MLA K. Balabarathi, took out a protest rally and staged a demonstration before the Dindigul union office, demanding payment of old-age ...  View More...
Preference for differently-abled elderly in voting
1/28/2015 12:01:12 AM Big News Network

Differently-abled persons, senior citizens, and women carrying infants would be given preference in exercising their franchise during the polling for the byelection to the Srirangam Assembly ...  View More...
Seniors May Keep Falls a Secret
1/27/2015 11:48:52 PM Big News Network

<br> <br> TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many seniors don't tell their doctors they've had a fall because they're worried they'll be told they can't ...  View More...
Snakes 70 million years older than thought
1/27/2015 11:43:14 PM Big News Network

(MENAFN - The Peninsula) A new look at four fossils has revealed that snakes' earliest known ancestor lived as many as 70 million years earlier than thought, scientists said Tuesday.Until now, ...  View More...
83-year-old woman escapes Franklin home invasion
1/27/2015 11:40:39 PM Big News Network

WISN-TV in Milwaukee reported Tuesday. <br>The man demanded money, prescription medications and alcohol, ransacked the home and pushed the woman down several times before she escaped and drove ...  View More...
Astronomers find solar system older than ours
1/27/2015 11:32:52 PM Big News Network

This artist’s rendering made available by Tiago Campante and Peter Devine shows the Kepler-444 star system, surrounded by at least five earth-sized planets. On Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, an ...  View More...
Editorial Give Woodland Park Zoo elephants Bamboo and Chai much-needed retirement
1/27/2015 11:32:50 PM Big News Network

<br>SOME of Seattle’s top officials are taking their boldest step yet to help Asian elephants Bamboo and Chai live out the rest of their days in a peaceful environment. <br>Woodland ...  View More...
Pennsylvania’s teacher pension system scores D plus National Council on Teacher Quality says
1/27/2015 11:21:09 PM Big News Network

Young teachers just joining the Pennsylvania education system may not see much bang for their pension buck, according to a report issued Tuesday. ...  View More...
Israeli group says most of the dead in 70 strikes on Gaza homes were women children elderly
1/27/2015 11:20:46 PM Big News Network

JERUSALEM – A majority of Palestinians killed in dozens of Israeli attacks on Gaza homes in the 2014 war with Hamas were women, minors or elderly people, and some of the strikes violated the ...  View More...
Sheriff Bodies IDd as couple who used Craigslist to buy car - VIDEO Suspect faces murder charges in deaths of elderly couple
1/27/2015 11:20:46 PM Big News Network

(AP) <br> <br> <br>Officials Tuesday identified two bodies found near their car in a Georgia pond as as an elderly couple who had driven to the area to buy a classic Mustang. ...  View More...
Social Security the most misunderstood retirement asset
1/27/2015 11:20:41 PM Big News Network

No other retirement asset represents such a large retirement income source and is so wildly misunderstood. Sometimes, Social Security planning should start way before someone approaches their 60s. ...  View More...
Aging weather satellite may be leaving forecasters with a large blind spot
1/27/2015 11:20:22 PM Big News Network

Federal cost overruns and delays helped keep a new weather satellite from launching in time to prevent gaps in long-range forecasting, possibly leaving forecasters with a blind spot when it comes to ...  View More...
Elderly Auschwitz Survivors Urge World Never to Forget Atrocities
1/27/2015 11:19:17 PM Big News Network

Oswiecim: For what may be the last time, elderly Holocaust survivors returned to the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp 70 years after its liberation on Tuesday, to urge the world never to forget ...  View More...
Police have arrested a 19-year-old girl on suspicion of killing a 77-year-old woman. The girl who is a student at Nagoya University was quoted by police as saying… Read
1/27/2015 11:08:34 PM Big News Network

NAGOYA - <br>Police have arrested a 19-year-old girl on suspicion of killing a 77-year-old woman. The girl, who is a student at Nagoya University, was quoted by police as saying she wanted to ...  View More...
Elderly Auschwitz survivors urge world never to forget
1/27/2015 2:43:00 PM Big News Network

Oswiecim (Poland) (AFP) - For what may be the last time, elderly Holocaust survivors returned to the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp 70 years after its liberation Tuesday, to urge the world ...  View More...
Elderly care in UAE needs attention expert says
1/27/2015 2:41:54 PM Big News Network

Dr Salwa Al Suwaidi, Director and Specialist Senior Registrar at Dubai Health Authority spoke on ageing in the UAE and services available for the elderly. Reem Mohammed / The ...  View More...
Oyo gov candidate pledges salary to teachers pension
1/27/2015 2:39:33 PM Big News Network

The governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party in Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has said if he is elected as the state governor in next month’s election, he will donate his salary to ...  View More...
Older Baby Boomers More Engaged at Work Than Younger Boomers
1/27/2015 2:33:33 PM Big News Network

analyzing how baby boomers -- those born from 1946 to 1964 in the U.S. -- behave differently from other generations as consumers and in the workplace. The series also explores how the aging of the ...  View More...
Rich pensioners would keep winter fuel allowance Tories admit
1/27/2015 2:26:35 PM Big News Network

<br>Wealthy pensioners would keep perks such as winter fuel allowances if the Conservatives win the May election, David Cameron?has suggested. <br> ...  View More...
Majority of younger Albertans say they owe parents a comfortable retirement
1/27/2015 2:24:58 PM Big News Network

<br>A majority of younger Albertans say they owe their parents a comfortable retirement, but their parents don’t seem to agree. <br>The 2015 RBC Financial Independence in Retirement ...  View More...
Reporting Aide stole jewelry from 91-year-old woman police say
1/27/2015 2:19:24 PM Big News Network

Deputies say exotic dancers Jessica Hope Morgan, 24, and Stacey Ann Petty, 46, helped inmates at Sumter Correctional Institute smuggle in ...  View More...
Lockheed Martin profit forecast misses on lower pension income
1/27/2015 2:18:18 PM Big News Network

Lockheed's shares fell as much as 2.6 percent after the company also forecast revenue to decline by as much as 4.6 percent in 2015, larger than the "low single digit" percentage fall ...  View More...
Women face special hurdles when saving for retirement
1/27/2015 2:17:31 PM Big News Network

<br>Email <br> <br>Saving for retirement isn't easy for anyone, what with wage growth slow and underemployment stubbornly high. For women, it's even harder. According to a ...  View More...
Gene variant associated with better aging cognitive function study finds
1/27/2015 2:16:15 PM Big News Network

<br> <br> <br>People who carry a gene variation associated with longevity have better brain cognition and are more resilient to aging, new research has found, paving the way for ...  View More...
Brain Region Vulnerable to Aging Gene Variant
1/27/2015 2:07:02 PM Big News Network

People who carry a variant of a gene that is associated with longevity also have larger volumes in a front part of the brain involved in planning and decision-making, according to ...  View More...
Yet more woe for Irish Pension Managed Funds
1/27/2015 2:05:19 PM Big News Network

Irish Pension Managed Funds recorded a negative return of <br>four per cent for the month of November 2008, a continuation of its downward <br>trend, although there are signs of ...  View More...
10 Surprisingly Affordable Retirement Hotspots
1/27/2015 8:48:18 AM Big News Network

reinventing your retirement in some of the world's most appealing spots. <br>In several countries, including Algarve, Portugal; Pau, France; Abruzzo, Italy; and Medellin, Colombia, your ...  View More...
Morning news headlines Home health checks plan for elderly Tories to slash benefits cap by £3k
1/27/2015 8:46:09 AM Big News Network

<br>HOME HEALTH CHECKS PLAN FOR ELDERLY <br>Vulnerable elderly people in England could be offered safety checks to identify health risks in their homes, under a Labour plan to cut the ...  View More...
Rare honour before retirement
1/27/2015 8:45:09 AM Big News Network

The Department of Information and Public Relations here bestowed the honour of unfurling the national flag on an attendar of the department Bade Appa Rao on the occasion of the Republic Day at its ...  View More...
A Chat With Cyber-Seniors Director Social Media Through New Eyes
1/27/2015 8:34:49 AM Big News Network

<br>I'm a Ph.D. student and instructor at Colorado State University. I write about users and the frustrations and joys of our digital lives. In addition to Forbes, I have written for The ...  View More...
Kyle Busch annoyed by being mistaken for older brother Kurt
1/26/2015 11:41:59 PM Big News Network

<br>Driver Kyle Busch speaks to the media during the NASCAR Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) ...  View More...
Consultations on Bulgarias Pension Reform Continue
1/26/2015 11:38:44 PM Big News Network

The proposal of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, which was presented during the first round of consultations, provides for a gradual increase in the age and work experience required for ...  View More...
Indexation of labor pensions’ insurance part underway in Azerbaijan
1/26/2015 11:38:36 PM Big News Network

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has signed an order on the indexation of labor pensions' insurance part. <br>According to APA-Economics, the State Social Protection ...  View More...
Two Bodies Found in Search for Missing Elderly Couple
1/26/2015 11:18:34 PM Big News Network

The Cobb County Police Department's Crimes Against Persons Unit in conjunction with the G.B.I. (Georgia Bureau of Investigations) is asking for the assistance of the public in helping to locate ...  View More...
Appellate court upholds most of jury’s verdict against officials of Lemington Home for the Aged
1/26/2015 11:15:32 PM Big News Network

A federal jury doesn't have to consider a defendant's wealth when deciding whether to impose punitive damages, an appeals court ruled Monday in a precedential decision. ...  View More...
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